Alton Towers make theme Park ‘PDA Free’ Zone


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This week in the UK is Half Term for a lot of schools and Alton Towers (a huge theme park in the UK) have made their venue a ‘PDA Free’ Zone.

They are piloting a scheme where the use of PDA’s and other devices will be banned to encourage parents to disconnect from the office and reconnect fully with their families.

PDA police will be onsite to enforce the ban and any adult caught using a PDA whilst at the Resort will be asked to report to one of five “PDA Drop Off Zones”

Russell Barnes, Divisional Director for the Alton Towers Resort explains; “What we have here is the ultimate short break location where every member of the family can unwind and have fun. We feel it’s so important for parents and kids to focus on nothing more than having the best possible time, we are prepared to take drastic action to ensure that parents really leave their work behind!”

 
You can get more information about their ban HERE

 

So what are your thoughts?  Is this right?  Do people need protecting from themselves or do they need some encouragement to switch off those devices when they should be spending time with their family? 

Comments (5)
  1. A noble intent, but sort of impractical – I would use my device to stay in touch my my older daughter for example, who would most likely be off with her friends.

    And how would I keep up with the cricket scores?

  2. A noble intent, but sort of impractical – I would use my device to stay in touch my my older daughter for example, who would most likely be off with her friends.

    And how would I keep up with the cricket scores?

  3. Guy Gregory says:

    They can take mine from my cold, dead hands…

  4. Chcuky Egg says:

    Nice gimmick to get attention

    Sometimes it’s nice to leave it behind, but like most PDA users now, it’s my phone as well and in places like that I need to know that I will be able to reach the wife/kids

  5. Patrick says:

    Sure, they can have my business pda…

    But they should be really carefull to touch my privte one!

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